In This Issue

with slideshows
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Once a professional tennis player, Alana Van Dervort now trains her discipline and focus on science.

Joe Thornton brings his view of science as a potent social and political force into the classroom.

Microbiologist Morgan Beeby gets some of his best thinking done on foot.

Given dedicated space for both lecture and lab, students can experience the full arc of scientific research.

Researchers have found a way to accelerate evolution of molecules by harnessing viruses.


Scientists are uncovering details of synaptic signaling between neurons.

Scientists show that interferon signaling depends on bond strength.

Seahorse-shaped complex helps bacteria defend against pathogens.

Perspectives & Opinions

About half of students who enter college with a science major in mind end up majoring in something else, observes Irving Epstein. The roadblock is often freshman chemistry class.

Chemists trained in biology were once a rarity—now they’re becoming the norm.

President's Message